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  1. Your question is like someone asking "how long is a piece of string ?" It's impossible to answer without providing more background and detail to the question. If you want some answers you'll have to give examples of what (precisely) do you think is irrational about the behaviour of the planes. You'll also want to give an explanation of why you think that behaviour is irrational - preferably with some real life documentation that demonstrates the behaviour in game isn't as it should be in real life. Lastly you'll want to provide a track where the behaviour you believe is irrational is exhibited. Until you expand on your question and provide examples, no one will know what you're talking about, and if they don't know what you're talking about they can't provide answers.
  2. Only in the same way that we're (mostly) still using intel processors ...
  3. They charge what the market will bear. As Dwight D. Eisenhower* suggested might happen, the military–industrial–congressional complex has become the backbone of the US economy, and the Govt (congress) will pay what is necessary to keep it in business. * Dwight D. Eisenhower used the term in his Farewell Address to the Nation on January 17, 1961 : "A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction... This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."
  4. About 2057 that turbine noise is going to give the DCS sound engineers something to play with.
  5. LM bought all the design work for the 141 off YAK, & if you allow for changes made to reduce radar signature, they're very similar looking aircraft.
  6. & from that was born the F-35...
  7. Have you never watched a drag race in your life ???
  8. They are - & are in game - you just have to find somewhere flat. Tried in the N of Syria - thought I'd found a straight road with no power-poles, but it turns out it's dirt with a road texture over it (See the dust kicking up) (Damn - just saw Ironhand has already posted. Oh well, made the track, posting anyway.)
  9. You can't use curves with E.D. FFB - the FFB doesn't get 'curved' so the stick position and FFB get out of synch & the trim stops working correctly. Always been that way since LOMAC
  10. Leaving aside all the other ways the West could have accessed details of the Su-25's performance and capabilities, the Iraqi air-force reintroduced Su-25 to its stable of aircraft in 2014 - So they've been flying while the US were operating from bases there. There is literally zero chance that every single piece of technology in those aircraft, and every set of test results anyone might want to do to evaluate the aircraft, has not been handed over for inspection to the US military
  11. I guess it will, as it should…
  12. Wiki If you're getting flickering at 60 Hz or below, turn your brightness up.
  13. This would get you 6 active Indonesian military airbases + all the civilian airports, & 9 bases that are either US bases run in Australia, joint US + Aus bases or Aus bases (4 military airbases and plenty of civilian airports). More than half water, Lot of desert or uninhabited space in Australia / jungle in Papua. Closest bases only separated by the Timor Sea. Indonesia currently or has in the past used a good selection of the fixed and rotary wing aircraft in DCS, as well at other military Eqp from both the West and East (Currently flying the Su-27, Su-30 & the F-16, AH-64, Mi-24, Bo 105 & Mi-8 [export version], sabre, etc.). Everyone else could conceivably be visiting Close enough to the China Sea to conceivably have some of those currently bumping heads in the region drift over or to imagine a circumstance where there may be an occupation in place or underway. Australia is a significant enough strategic ally of the US to expect the US & all other allies to move in, and the Australians to invite them.
  14. So what are you saying ? That they can't run an air force because they're Muslims and have to cover their heads ? How does that work for observant Jews in the Israeli air force ? Unfortunately, as far as I can see, religious beliefs (of any faith, creed or denomination) and intelligence seem to have very little correlation. Some very clever people think the earth was formed in 7 days, some very stupid people think there is nothing more important than themselves. I'm sure there are as many people in the Taliban (& their supporters) capable of maintaining and operating those aircraft as there are in any other country in similar circumstances. Which given the history of Afghanistan over the last 20 years and it's level of impoverishment, will be a small but non-zero number. The US has said it will have no boots on the ground, but that it will still be 'securing its interests' in the region from the air. I'd imagine that once we have everyone out of the country that we want out of the country, flying those aircraft - even for training purposes inside Afghanistan (or probably even standing by them on the tarmac) will become quite a dangerous pastime.
  15. Seems a little like hysteria to me. If they have the backing of some mysterious 3rd party Govt, you don't think it would be simpler to just use a fake passport to hire a plane in the country that you're targeting than to try to fly a military aircraft out of Afghanistan and to another country ? Or use a truck and an agricultural mister Or any number of other methods that are easier and less likely to be stopped ?
  16. Weta43

    Flight model

    Maybe he (?) is on to something ! if I weigh 90 kg, then every time I step each foot carries 90 kg. if I take 20,000 steps each foot has carried 900,000 kg 900,000 kg resting on my foot would instantly turn it into bloody pulp, so obviously it’s impossible for me to walk anywhere, and my designer is conning you all.
  17. Weta43

    Flight model

    Maybe like he said, the question part was deleted ?
  18. The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through to the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it proved to be the last specialist interceptor in U.S. Air Force service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, (& it carries semi-active radar guided missiles with a 250 ton TNT equivalent)
  19. He should call contacts, Ideally he should also (if selected) be able to give spontaneous advice on course, altitude and speed to achieve intended TOWP/TOT (selected via options like 'verbose', 'sparse', 'on request', or 'silent').
  20. There are also shots from the navigators seat - so I thought maybe they're only there in MP if someone takes the position, but at about 1:01 - 1:02 there are 2 aircraft flying in formation, both with navigators.
  21. Cheers, I'll give that a go. It's a bit off that the CAs don't work in FC3 - the fact that they're not clickable doesn't change their use as animation arguments.
  22. 17 & 14, to catch the engine spooling up
  23. Do the cockpit arguments not work the triggers for the Su-25 ? I've previously used them to trigger actions on other aircraft, and I checked they work on the Ka-50 before posting, but they don't seem to for the Su-25... Anyone else noticed this ?
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